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Leonet, Oihana; Cenoz, Jasone; Gorter, Durk – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Learning two or more languages at school is quite common all over Europe, but languages are often isolated from each other. This pedagogical practice is in contrast to the way multilingual speakers use their whole linguistic repertoire when communicating in social contexts. These multilingual solitudes are challenged when translanguaging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Code Switching (Language), Spanish
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Friedman, Debra A. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
Drawing upon video recordings from two fifth-grade Ukrainian classrooms and interviews with children four years later, this paper examines these classrooms as sites for socializing learners into an "imagined community" of Ukrainian speakers, the extent to which children took up identities as members of this community, and the potential…
Descriptors: Ukrainian, Elementary School Students, Interviews, Multilingualism
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Klein, Wendy – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
Drawing from ethnography of communication and language socialization approaches, this paper examines classes on bullying held for Sikh middle school students at a Sikh religious institution in California. Sikh educational programs play an important role in socializing youth into Sikh teachings, practices, and community perspectives. Due to one…
Descriptors: Bullying, Middle School Students, Religious Education, Religious Cultural Groups
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Kemppainen, Raija P.; Hilton, Sterling C.; Rannut, Ülle – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
Ethnic identification is closely tied to language. Society's appreciation of one's first language and the opportunity to use it may help strengthen ethnic identification. This research examined the relationship between ethnic identifications and school language and investigated other factors that potentially impact language-minority students'…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Self Concept, Russian, Foreign Countries
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Lo-Philip, Stephanie Wing Yan; Park, Joseph Sung-Yul – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
In any language education program, there are both commonalities and divergences in the ways in which students negotiate and form their identities. While work on bilingual education has revealed important similarities that students come to share, fewer studies have focused on explaining variation. In this paper, we explore individual differences by…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Mandarin Chinese, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Polat, Nihat; Mahalingappa, Laura J. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2010
Addressing the influence of sociocultural theory, current views of second language acquisition situate language learning in a much broader context than the isolated box of the classroom. There is need to consider second language (L2) acquisition practices more broadly. This study addresses differences between girls and boys of Kurdish ethnic…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Second Language Learning, Acculturation, Identification (Psychology)